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A showpiece city struggles to remain clean (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 15 (IANS) One of India's showpiece cities for its salubrious climate and beautiful gardens, Karnataka's capital also came to be known in the last decade and ... Read more...

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“Mamatadidi MBBS” tackles dengue (West Bengal newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) As dengue cases get more widely reported across West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has earned a fresh nickname - "Mamatadidi MBBS". She has taken ... Read more...

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Mamata raps civic bodies for negligence in preventing dengue


September 7th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Criticising civic bodies run by both her Trinamool Congress as also the opposition Left Front for negligence in combating dengue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Kolkata civic body on overdrive to contain dengue


September 6th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called for cleaning up the city due to a dengue outbreak, Kolkata Municipal Corporation has intensified vigil to ... Read more...

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Bengal dengue cases rise to 643; cause Congress, Trinamool spat


September 2nd, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) The number of confirmed dengue cases in West Bengal has shot up to 643, with 80 percent of the patients residing in Kolkata and its ... Read more...

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Garbage-free Bangalore by Monday, promise authorities


September 2nd, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) The BJP-ruled Bangalore civic administration has promised to rid country's IT hub from thousands of tonnes of overflowing garbage by Monday but doubts persist as its ... Read more...

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BJP struggles as ‘garden city’ becomes ‘garbage city’ (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 31st, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 31 (IANS) As the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) first chief minister in Karnataka B.S. Yeddyurappa and scores of legislators battle cases against them related to what has ... Read more...

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Set up committee to prevent waterlogging, says high court


August 28th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the state government to constitute a committee of senior officers from various authorities to evolve a mechanism to desilt ... Read more...

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Mumbai pins hopes on ‘artificial’ rains


August 16th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Worried by the deficient rains this year, Mumbai's civic body has decided to resort to 'artificial rains' at a cost of Rs.65 million, an official said ... Read more...

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Whistleblowers with a difference - on ‘clean Shimla’ mission (Letter from Shimla)


August 14th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Their mission is to clean and they too are whistleblowers - literally. Shimla's new cleanliness wardens have been given the job of blowing the whistle on ... Read more...

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Islamabad civic body goes on austerity drive


August 1st, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) As part of measures to cope with the unremitting financial crises it is facing, the Islamabad's civic body has decided to take back all vehicles and ... Read more...

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Woman, son die in Lucknow building collapse


July 24th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) A 54-year-old woman and her son were killed in a building collapse following heavy downpour in the Uttar Pradesh capital, officials said Tuesday.Rashmi Bala Srivastava and ... Read more...

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Prayers held at rediscovered Delhi mosque, Iqbal seeks settlement (With Image)


July 20th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Thousands gathered for Friday namaz at old Delhi's Subhash Park - the site where ruins of the historical Akbarabadi mosque were unearthed, even as the ... Read more...

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Mumbai faces serious water shortage


July 19th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Mumbai is likely to see a serious water shortage with poor monsoon rains rapidly bringing down water levels in the six lakes that feed the city.A ... Read more...

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Animal rights groups want tongas to stay off Delhi roads


July 18th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Pointing to incidents of gruesome cruelty to animals, rights groups Wednesday urged the South Delhi Municipal Corporation not to roll back the ban on horse-drawn ... Read more...

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Water cuts to stay in Mumbai till Aug 1


July 16th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) As a fall out of the scanty rainfall season, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Monday announced that the water cuts will be extended till Aug 1, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra locks horns with Karnataka on boundary row


July 13th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) Both houses of the Maharashtra legislature Thursday passed a unanimous resolution demanding that the central government declare the Marathi-dominated areas of Belgaum and other boundary ... Read more...

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Dismissed Belgaum council members seek Thackeray’s support


July 8th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Days after Karnataka's Bharatiya Janta Party government dismissed the elected council of Belgaum's civic body, former mayor Manda Balekundri Sunday met Shiv Sena supremo Bal ... Read more...

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Polls to new Gorkhaland civic body July 29


June 25th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Elections to the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the proposed new development body in the hills of northern West Bengal, will be held July 29, the state ... Read more...

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Haldia victory answer to Trinamool’s politics: Left Front


June 5th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) As West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress won elections to four civic bodies, opposition Left Front Wednesday hailed its sole victory in the Haldia municipality as ... Read more...

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Rain in Delhi turns weather pleasant


June 5th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The national capital saw light rain and winds Tuesday afternoon bring some respite to people reeling under the blistering heat for the past one week.With ... Read more...

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3 MCD officials get bail in CWG graft case


May 31st, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Three Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) officials, facing trial in a Commonwealth Games-related corruption case, were Thursday granted bail by a special CBI court here.Special ... Read more...

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A tale of two union ministers


May 24th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) They both belong to Shimla and are union cabinet ministers but when it comes to begging for votes for their Congress party, they belong to ... Read more...

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Elite Dalhousie school in trouble over land deal (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dalhousie/Shimla, May 14 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's famous Dalhousie Public School (DPS) could be shut down with a one-man commission recommending that the entire premises may be acquired as there were ... Read more...

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Elite Himachal school in trouble over land deal


May 14th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dalhousie/Shimla, May 14 (IANS) The 40-year-old chapter of academic excellence being run by Dalhousie Public School (DPS) may be slammed shut, with a one-man commission of the Himachal Pradesh government ... Read more...

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Manhole death: Ghaziabad civic officials booked


May 9th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 9 (IANS) A case of negligence was registered against officials of the Ghaziabad Development Authority after an evening walker fell to his death in an open manhole in ... Read more...

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New Mayor for east Delhi civic agency


May 1st, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's Annapurna Mishra Tuesday took charge of the newly-created east Delhi municipal corporation as its first Mayor after she was elected unopposed ... Read more...

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Mumbai gets a new civic chief


April 30th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) As the current Mumbai civic body chief retired Monday, Sitaram Kunta, an IAS officer of the 1985 batch was named the new municipal commissioner of Brihanmumbai ... Read more...

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Shimla’s green belts in peril


April 28th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 28 (IANS) Shimla's last few sprawling green belts are in peril. A political decision to allow construction in the green zones -- the only surviving lungs in the ... Read more...

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For MCD officials, trifurcation costly, tiresome


April 20th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Officials of the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) are battling chaos and confusion as they go about dividing the civic body's infrastructure into ... Read more...

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Defeat in Delhi civic polls a wake up call to Dikshit


April 19th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The loss in the capital's civic polls may not cause too much worry to the Congress at the centre but it has certainly dented ... Read more...

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Delhi votes BJP back to power in civic polls (Intro Roundup)


April 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A triumphant Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday retained control over Delhi's civic administration, with the results of elections to the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of ... Read more...

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Delhi civic polls: Results at a glance


April 17th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) retained control of Delhi's civic body, securing 138 seats out of 272 seats, while the Congress improved its last ... Read more...

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Delhi votes BJP back to power in civic polls (Roundup)


April 17th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A triumphant Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday retained control over Delhi's civic administration, with the results of elections to the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of ... Read more...

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Civic polls: Did trifurcation move boomerang?


April 17th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's hopes to replicate her winning streak in assembly polls in the civic elections came to naught with the Congress ... Read more...

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